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Nordic skier injured, taken away by stretcher

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KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia -

A scary moment for a Japanese Nordic skier at the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi.

Taihei Kato of Japan broke his left arm Tuesday when he fell hard while landing during the ski jumping component of the Nordic combined large hill event.

Kato had to be taken off the mountain by stretcher.

In steady rain, Kato landed awkwardly, lost his left ski and then fell hard on to his left elbow. He was conscious and appeared to be in pain as he was helped away by medical officials.

Last week, Russian ski jumper Mikhail Maksimochkin fractured two ribs and spent two days in the hospital after a fall on the large hill.

 

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